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The NRL grand final will move away from Sydney for the first time, with Brisbane’s Lang Park the confirmed venue.

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Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is expected to confirm the new host this afternoon

Brisbane hosted the 1997 Super League grand final when the sport was split in two

NSW Tourism Minister Stuart Ayres said the historic relocation was another reminder to get vaccinated

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palasczuk confirmed the news at Sunshine Coast Stadium, where the NRL finals will start on Friday with the first qualifying final between Melbourne and Manly.

Read more: Nick Tsagaris